TIPS TO LOSE WEIGHT

HELLO EVERYONE!!! It’s TGIF! 

I have been googling and reading up on how to lose weight effectively, quickly, in a shortest time ever. And my answer is “There is no shortcut.” 

But there is a guideline on how to lose weight over the time. A crash diet doesn’t magically make those fats/extra weight disappear into thin air. But changing your diet would. Living a healthy life, eating healthier food would definitely help in weight loss. 

1. Change your mindset. Change your lifestyle. 

“Don’t start a diet that has an expiration date. Focus on a lifestyle that will last forever.”

Losing weight, keeping fit is a lifelong journey. Let’s admit it, why diet when you wanna suffer a few months, look good, then go back to those unhealthy eating habits??? Change the way you eat, and it will change the way you are. Having a positive mindset is important, having a realistic goal is achieveable, having an inspiration to motivate you keeps you stick to plan better. Do you wanna eat unhealthy now, and suffer when you are old, or eat healthier all the way till you are old? For me, my goal is simple, eat clean, and once in a while indulge in good food, because it’s okay to let your body enjoy. 

2. Workout at least 3 times a week.

“The only bad workout you can have is the only one you didn’t do.”

Trust me, even if you ran maybe 10 mins, it’s better than sitting down on the sofa eating potato chips. Right? If I can fork out a portion of my time after my work to run, who else has excuses? I know of people who still gyms despite the fact that they are fasting, so what is your excuse again? I know what excuse you got, “I prefer being unhealthy.” Skinny without exercising doesnt mean you are healthy, skinny without exercising but you eat healthily, that is maybe healthy. But no, don’t think you are skinny, you can skip exercising!!! 

3. Remember to:

– Drink lots of water. 

Keep your body hydrated. Drink at least 8 glasses of water, (as everyone says). I would drink at least 4 bottles of 24oz (750ml) water everyday (week day), and just started drinking green tea in the morning to boost my metabolism! 

– Stay away from sugar, or sweets. 

I stop eating sweets unless I really need to, because I feel giddy/weak. But generally I stop consuming sweets. And I have been trying my best to stay away from sugary stuff… It’s hard to stay away but once in a while with cardio, it’s okay I guess? 

– Eat less carbs, more protein!!! 

This is the key to losing weight actually. Cut your carbs by 1/4, then slowly 1/3 then 1/2, and that should be your portion for dinner. Or even lesser actually. More proteins!!! Stock your fridge with more chicken breast, white fish, salmon as main source of proteins, and lots of veges, and mushrooms, tofu etc etc! 

– Have at least 8 hours of sleep. 

Sleep is very essential for the body! You wouldn’t want to overwork your body and then jeopardize your health, end up sick, and have to skip your workouts right??? So SLEEP! Put your phone down and sleep! 

4. Stay happy and motivated. 

“It takes 4 weeks for you to see your body changin, 8 weeks for your friends and family, 12 weeks for the rest of the whole. 

Keep going.” 

Don’t be dishearten if you cant see any results during the first 4 weeks, maybe it turns more time to notice!!! Never give up simply you can’t see the results!! Don’t be impatient~ follow fitness inspiration on instagram /tumblr / blog/ twitter!! 

Here’s my few tips on losing weight, I actually think everyone of it is equally important / essential when it comes to weight loss! Cannot leave out any of it! 

And, I’m going to try some smoothies recipe/ more salad recipes and share here soon okay! Hope everyone starts livinf a healthier lifestyle and be the best of themselves! 

Enjoy your weekends! Xx

KEEPING IN SHAPE.

Recently I have been…running rather frequently. I mean I wanna cultivate it into a habit or routine. Nowadays my dad would prepare dinner (all kinds of cuisines), and after I reach home from work, I changed into sports wear and head out for a run.  

(Photo from weheartit)
I never realized how therapeutic it was to run, and run, and the wind blowing in your hair, sweat all over your face and body, it feels so good. Sadly, I only realized the beauty of runs last year. I remeber december 2013 was the first time ever I ran without stopping. Usually i’m like RUNNNNNNNNN, then “omg my leg hurts” or “omg my stomach stitching!” Or “omg i can’t breathe.” and then i STOP.

Now it’s all different. 

I began to run on a constant and comfortable pace, breath better, (actually I learn to pace myself better) and stop only when I’m done, not when I’m tired. 

And honestly I wished I continued running last year. The terrible / horrible weight gain just made me regret not running / working hard enough.

I’m back to running after work, and doing progression runs every alternate week! This week is week 3! TK (my personal trainer) ask me to start slow and slowly increase the durations, so currentlh I’m at 15 mins (targetting 2KM) I’m a really slow runner but not like i’m doing IPPT. So it’s okay.

This is something I want to do for long term. It’s a habit I wanna continue even after I’m married. 

Running to lose weight, running to keep fit, or running to take things off my mind. It’s beautifully therapeutic to me. 

Well, 1 year from now, I want to thank myself for dragging my ass out for runs and make a change to my body. I don’t know when will I ever get the chance to don in a wedding dress, but when I do, I want to be ready for it. I wanna look stunning, beautifully, amazing and blow my husband-to-be’s mind. 

 
On top of that, beach destination requires a beach body, not potato body. So yes, I want to be beach body ready too, so I can pick a beach location for my honeymoon! (Actually I want Europe more) but it’s good to be fit still! Less illnesses, and health-conscious!


Can’t wait to share how my training goes and how much my body change after 4 weeks, 8 week, 12 weeks and 6 months, then slowly to 1 year!

Cheers to all you girls out there losing those extra pounds, and road to being healthier than ever! 

I think I would make a really good wife/mother in future if I work from home, I would prepare them tasty and healthy meals every day heheheehehe.